Inspirational Poem

The Power Of Having Someone Believe In You.

This poem is about how a mentor/father figure encouraged me through self-doubt to continue to write poetry that gave me a voice to believe in myself and to express who I really am to others.

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I firmly believe in writing for well-being, it helped me enormously through my husband's terminal illness. People on Family Friends are so kind with their comments and encouragement. So,...

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Imposter Syndrome

Tonya R. Zuber © more by Tonya R. Zuber

Published by Family Friend Poems June 3, 2024 with permission of the Author.

I feel like an imposter

Like I'm not good enough

I hate being a prisoner
Of my own perspective
Feeling lousy, worthless
And completely defective

But you believe in me

You see something I can't see

One day I hope to realize
Open my eyes and see
The same things
That make you believe in me

Your confidence in my abilities
Flatters my soul
Convincing myself
I'll be able to show
The reasons you believe in me

But I can't shake the doubt
That gnaws at my core

Or the fear of failure
That hangs heavy over my head

I long to break free
From this prison of self-doubt

To step into the light
And shine as brightly
As you think I can

It's hard to escape
The chains of my own mind

To break free from the confines
Of my own insecurities

I want so bad to be the person
You see in me

It's a struggle
To silence the voices
That tell me I'm not good enough

I strive to be better
To prove my worth

To show you
That I am capable
Of living up to
Your belief in me

I yearn for the day
When I can see myself
Through your eyes

When I can believe
In myself as much as you do

But for now I'll hold onto
Your faith in me
As a lifeline, a glimmer of hope

That one day I'll break free
From this imposter syndrome

Stand tall in my own worth,
And be everything you see in me.

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ABOUT THE POET:

Tonya Zuber was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She currently lives in Central Pa. Tonya started writing poetry as a little girl but got serious about it after the passing of her brother. Her poems are a mix of grief, loss, hope, and her battles through depression. Tonya uses her poetry as her therapy, it's her way of coping with her...

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I firmly believe in writing for well-being, it helped me enormously through my husband's terminal illness. People on Family Friends are so kind with their comments and encouragement. So, keep writing. Very best wishes, Ann

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